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Definition of Arrests
arrestMalicious Ma*li"cious, a. [Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L.
malitiosus. See Malice.]
1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or
I grant him bloody, . . . Sudden, malicious,
smacking of every sin That has a name. --Shak.
2. Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice;
as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
3. (Law)With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives;
wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or
excuse; as, a malicious act.
Malicious abandonment, the desertion of a wife or husband
without just cause. --Burrill.
Malicious mischief (Law), malicious injury to the property
of another; -- an offense at common law. --Wharton.
Malicious prosecution or arrest (Law), a wanton
prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or
criminal proceeding, without probable cause. --Bouvier.
Syn: Ill-disposed; evil-minded; mischievous; envious;
malevolent; invidious; spiteful; bitter; malignant;
rancorous; malign. -- Ma*li"cious*ly, adv. --
Arrest Ar*rest", v. i.
To tarry; to rest. [Obs.] --Spenser.
ArrestArrest Ar*rest", n. [OE. arest, arrest, OF. arest, F.
arr[^e]t, fr. arester. See Arrest, v. t., Arr?t.]
1. The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion,
etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of
As the arrest of the air showeth. --Bacon.
2. (Law) The taking or apprehending of a person by authority
of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate,
William . . . ordered him to be put under arrest.
[Our brother Norway] sends out arrests On
Fortinbras; which he, in brief, obeys. --Shak.
Note: An arrest may be made by seizing or touching the body;
but it is sufficient in the party be within the power
of the officer and submit to the arrest. In Admiralty
law, and in old English practice, the term is applied
to the seizure of property.
3. Any seizure by power, physical or moral.
The sad stories of fire from heaven, the burning of
his sheep, etc., . . . were sad arrests to his
troubled spirit. --Jer. Taylor.
4. (Far.) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a
horse; -- also named rat-tails. --White.
Arrest of judgment (Law), the staying or stopping of a
judgment, after verdict, for legal cause. The motion for
this purpose is called a motion in arrest of judgment. ArrestArrest Ar*rest", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrested; p. pr. & vb.
n. Arresting.] [OE. aresten, OF. arester, F. arr[^e]ter,
fr. LL. arrestare; L. ad + restare to remain, stop; re +
stare to stand. See Rest remainder.]
1. To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as,
to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
Nor could her virtues the relentless hand Of Death
2. (Law) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law;
as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
Note: After this word Shakespeare uses of (``I arrest thee of
high treason') or on; the modern usage is for.
3. To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the
eyes or attention. --Buckminster.
4. To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate. [Obs.]
We may arrest our thoughts upon the divine mercies.
Syn: To obstruct; delay; detain; check; hinder; stop;
apprehend; seize; lay hold of.
Meaning of Arrests from wikipedia
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- 300,000 cardiac arrests
seen by emergency
services. These conditions
are a fraction
of the overall deaths related
to cardiac arrest
, but represent
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, in Scots
law, is the process
a creditor detains
of his debtor
in the hands
of third parties
till the debt due...
- to only permit warrantless arrests
by officers listed
in the Code. However Virginia courts
have upheld warrantless arrests
- was arrested
for drug trafficking
in the Naples
the same time 29 suspected Camorra members
were also arrested
in Rome. The arrests
- Arbitrary arrest
and arbitrary detention
are the arrest
of an individual
in a case in which there
is no likelihood
for ensuing respiratory arrests
in patients. Infants
that are under three months
may develop respiratory arrest without
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